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times are among the highest in the country and let's not forget that taxes and spending in recent years to support the plan are under governor duval patrick have gone up substantially. we'll look at more of the claims by president obama in just a moment, but first, president obama now not the only one stonewalling for his health care plan. secretary secretary kathleen sebelius trying to get some answers about the disastrous obama care rollout. nbc news steve handelsman joins us. >> part of the parade of horribles as president obama calls it is millions of americans losing their health care and that's happening here on capitol hill, obama hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says blame insurance companies for millionses of americans getting lers and emails that they're getting dropped. republicans said president obama, with the help of kathleen sebelius, won reelection promising that if you like your health care coverage, if you like your insurance, if you like your doctor you can keep them. that, said a republican, amounts to political deception. >> millions of individuals who by listening t
on the tax policy. all of a sudden under the rules of the senate you need a supermajority to pass tax increases. if you're a pro choice woman especially in light of the fact that with a current make-up of the supreme court, you be concerned you're going to lose your right to access and safe abortion. so, again, the fact of the matter is, you know -- >> connect those dots for me, though. connect those dots. is the argument this? that if you muck with what the current filibuster rules are, you essentially begin to slide down a slippery slope, which will mean in the future republicans will muck with it in all kinds of radical ways? >> exactly. you're playing the long ball. if you're the democratic leadership looking out for the institution as a whole, you've got to be concerned about what may occur in the future. because after all, you know, you can't guarantee -- >> in the minority some day. >> yeah. you can't guarantee. >> here's the problem with the argument. right now, we seeing violations of all kinds of norms. the amount of filibusters has spiked. you have a crazy situation which r
for later shooting at that girl. >> san francisco board of supervisors meeting to vote whether to add a tax on sugary drinks. >> critics are saying this is a bad idea. abc # news has more. >> the owner of this popular deli in the castro district says soft drinks makeup 30% of his business and says a tax would hurt. >> to be honest it would be affecting us in a way, people, cut back on soft drinks. and, also, drinks. >> reporter: supervisor scott weiner will start a campaign for a tax on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages. >> we have taxed tobacco fr a long time, taxed alcohol for a long time. it's not out of the ordinary to tax products that have some negative side affects. >> reporter: also gearing up today a consulting firm that beverage companies hired to fight the tax. >> because they simply have effect of raising cost of living and have no material affect on with living a healthy life style. >> reporter: his firm helped defend a soda tax in richmond. he thinks san francisco voters will respond the same. >> i think san franciscoins have higher priorities than placing a tax on beverag
out of 12% declared that america's large profitable corporations are paying a lower tax rate than our teachers and firefighters. this went back and said, look, this isn't the way to do it, not one year, because it followed the recession. it followed 2008 and 2009. you remember ge and other corporations? the entire financial sector had a lot of writeoffs. he did a different study. he went back and did 2004 to 2010, he counted all taxes paid worldwide, including state, including foreign, and the effective tax rate of all u.s. corporations exceeded 35% from 2004 to 2010. the other thing he found out was since 1997 all the leading economies of the world, 31 out of 34 have cut their corporate tax rates to attract job. >> did you say that includes foreign taxes too? >> includes foreign taxes. >> i mean, don't we only care about taxes paid here in the united states? >> why, because that's all we collect? >> yeah. it doesn't matter if we collect, it matters how competitive -- >> it matters if you're looking at u.s. tax receipts. if you're looking at u.s. -- >> doesn't it matter whether u.s. c
st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director peter lee. >> this is great, this is very clear for us to be able to do or marketing. and if you want to wait until 2014? you will not get a penalty if you sign between open enrollment. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the president. >> we've had calls with the president.of millions of americans and we have had talks and he does care a lot about this working because we are changing the lives of millions of americans. >> so far cove
. >> we have taxed alcohol for a long-term. it is not out of the ordinary to tax products with negative side effects. california for food and beverage choice says and i quote, "such measures are unnecessary, wasteful distractions from serious policy-making." the idea is to introduce this to the board today and get it on the ballot next year so san francisco voters can vote next year. >> the story is generating a lot of talk on social media. what do you think. should sodas and sugary drinks be taxed? you can gin the conversation. >> in the north bay police are warning neighbors of a large protest today over the fatal police shooting of a teenager. a crowd of demonstrators is expected to rally in the name of children-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa at noon. the funeral will take place today at 5:00 at the resurrection parish church in santa rosa. we have new information about the sonoma, sheriff deputy who shot lopez seven times after the boy flashed a realistic looking assault rifle. 48-year-old erick gelhaus is 24-year veteran of the force and firearms instructor and written
it, regulate it, and tax it. >> terry lanni, the ceo of mgm/mirage. he says if his company could offer internet gambling, it could instantly double its $8 billion a year revenue. >> if we could add our brand and the credibility of a publicly traded united states gaming company, this could be a vast business. >> but mgm/mirage is shut out because the government says a law banning sports betting over the phone also bans all gambling on the internet. obviously, it hasn't stopped u.s. citizens from doing it, but it has stopped u.s. companies from offering it. >> the vast majority of wagers that are placed on the internet now are done offshore and illegally. and i, for one, think that to enact laws that you can't enforce makes no sense whatsoever. >> lanni and mgm/mirage set up their own offshore gambling website a few years ago, but to stay within the law, they could only accept bets from gamblers outside the u.s. >> we just didn't make any money; that was the problem. >> so you shut it down. >> we did. >> it's all very odd. >> well, no, it is odd. there's no doubt about that. i mean
. his budget costs seniors more on medicare and gives tax breaks to millionaires. well, what is that? we want medicare over millionair millionaires. >> seems we would be readjudicating the 2012 election altogether. i want to ask you, in the budget process, i know there was a call. it was reported that yourself and leader reid and a number of others, democratic leaders with the president, kind of all on the same page going into the budget process. and then this week, we read on wednesday that the president has said he is flexible about whether or not revenues can be on the table. and i know you've said revenues need to be on the table. harry reid has said revenues need to be on the table. are you confident that the president is going to, you know, stay with where the democratic caucus is on that issue? >> i think we'll stay together. if you have revenue on the table, you come to a bigger agreement to reduce the deficit, to grow the economy, to do so in a fiscally sound way. if you don't have revenue on the table, we've cut -- it's important to note that going into this debate they say the
penalties from a tax refund, but if you aren't owed anything, the irs' options are very limited. why? congress banned the irs from using its usual techniques to force people to pay the penalty when it passed the affordable care act in 2010. >>> we have a chilling story out of colorado. police this morning searching for a predator who snatched a little girl from her bedroom in the middle of the night. authorities say the man pulled her through the unlocked window but the 8-year-old fought back courageously breaking free. her father heard her screams and ran outside to help her. he tells police he saw the suspect speeding away in the alley behind the house. >> we are treating this matter extremely seriously. we think there's a predator out there and he has to be stopped and he has to be caught. >> all the apartments on this block, it had to be somebody they knew, to know which room she was in and all that kind of stuff. >> investigators say they do not believe this family was specifically targeted. they did release a stretch of the suspect and they're treating the case as an attempted
supervisor today introduced a ballot measure to place a tax on sugar drinks. supervisor scott weiner plan would tax all sugar benches at 2 cents an ounce with cost of can of soda 12 ounce can go up 24 cents. it would wrist an estimated 31 million dollars a year for health and nutrition programs in the city. but small business owners say a tax like that could hurt their sales. supervisors approve it it could go on the 2014 ballot one year from now. >> well, nearly half dozen film production from movie to television series have been shot in san francisco this yea year. and one supervisor wants to keep that momentum going. the plan is to boost the city rebate program that provides financial incentive to hollywood. here's of carolyn tyler. >>reporter: san francisco has a film legacy but these days places like new york, new mexico and vancouver offer movie maker big buck and san francisco has to compete. the producer for new hbo series called looking about the lives of 3 gay men. they were shooting today in tiburon. but most of the action is in san francisco and the city financial ince
their coverage. it's until they start getting the benefits of better coverage and the tax subsidies that come with it, which will make that coverage in many cases cheaper than the ones they currently have, that they won't understand or won't feel good towards obama, let's say. so that's why this whole rollout matters, they need to show the benefits of this in addition to the pain it was causing. >> still ahead the ceo of america's largest private health exchange joins us, how he is offering to bail out the government's troubled website. "morning joe" is back in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] you know that family? the one whose eye for design is apparent in every detail. whose refined taste is best characterized by the company they keep. well...say hello to the newest member of the family. the cadillac srx, awarded best interior design of any luxury brand. take advantage of this exceptional offer on the 2013 cadillac srx, with premium care maintenance included. (coffee be♪ng poured into a cup.) save your coffee from the artificial stuff. switch to truvia. great tasting, zero-calorie sweetn
drinks. city supervisor scott weiner is proposing a new tax. today he'll suggest a two- cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks. a can of soda, for example, would cost 24 cents more. the money would be used to pay for health programs for the city's young people. if approved, the proposal would go on the november ballot next year. the cost of building the new arena for the warriors in san francisco continues to go up. warriors owners say the coast to rehabilitate the pier which the arena will -- the cost. sit on is costing as much as 170-million- dollars. that is a lot higher than they had originally planned. the team is also facing a shrinking time frame to get the project completed for the 2017 to 2018 sesaon. that is when there lease on runs out at oracle arena in oakland. the new arena would include an 18,000-seat arena, two parking garages, a hotel, two condominium towers and retail space spread across the 13-acre pier. the warriors are playing tomorrow and we will speak with sports with gary radnich coming up his stanley roberts and people behaving badly. taking this live look at s f
introduced a new soda tax. that's a 24-cent tax on a typical can of soda or $35 million a year for san francisco. the money would be used for health programs for children. it would need a majority work from supervisors to get on the ballot. >>> the san francisco based company added a kittens option to its app. for $20 people can order up a kitten for 15 minutes. the kitten service was available from 7:00 this morning until 4:00 this afternoon. the kittens could also be permanently adopted. the money will be donated to local shelters. >>> and we'll have the latest on what community members say need to happen for this community to heal. >>> plus concerns about covered california. we talk to residents who say the new health care plan is nothing like what was promised. >>> the outrage over the death of a sonoma county teen is growing tonight as hundreds rally for justice. we're asking local leaders what they're doing to gain back the community's trust. 13-year-old sandy lopez was killed by sheriff deputy one week ago today. and tonight his friends and family are gathering for his funeral.
-cent per ounce tax on sodas and sugary drinks is now before san francisco's supervisors. the soda tax would raise an estimated $31 million a year. the money would be earmarked for nutrition, health and physical fitness programs. small business owners say it could hurt their bottom line. others call it manny government and say they should be able to drink whatever they want. >>> homeless advocates stage a protest today. homeless advocates say the proposal is an attempt to criminalize homeless people. weiner introduced the measure. officials with rec and park say vandalism and dumps cost the city about $900,000 a year. the board of supervisors had to postpone a vote on the curfew late this afternoon because police chief greg suhr had to leave the meeting. >>> this evening people went to the shoreline for a candlelight vigil. at least 181 people died. many of them drowned in their own home from the storm surge. today the jersey shore still bears bear -- bares the mark of the destruction. property damages were estimated at $65 billion. >>> a cool night in store, again tonight there's a f
proactive limiting the spending of tax dollars in areas of high risk of flooding. >> it's been nice here, though. >>> we have some very, very mild air headed our way for the next two days. take a look at temperatures and look at that humidity. it was humid last night. tonight it's up to 96% with no wind at all. we're at 53. the dew point 52. there will be fog in some areas. the barometer is still rising. currently 52 in oakland. 58 hagerstown. the warm spot in ocean city coming in at 61 degrees. locally low to mid-50s running 8-9 degrees warmer than we had last night. the normal is now 63, 41. the records 83 and 26 back in 1965. right now everybody at a dead calm. there will be a chance to run into some fog overnight or in the morning hours before things begin to change. most the snow we had earlier is gone. the shower activity up to chicago approaching detroit, much of northern section of indiana, this rain pattern most of it will pass northwest. some of it will reach our region but late tomorrow morning. probably 1-2:00 a.m. on friday. it will be in the warm air mass. we might even hav
the case like the grimes campaign did, a state that takes in more federal money than it pays back in taxes damaged kentuckyians. statewide you can run that way. but these house districts it's hard to sell that story. >> david ignatius people talk about the republican party. there's so many different republican parties. i talk about, you got the governors. and the success of the governors that they've had. then you got basically the senate wing of the republican party and then the house wing of the republican party. and what works for one definitely doesn't work for the other and certainly what works for some house members actually undermines presidential candidates who have any, any dream of being able to compete with hillary clinton. >> we'll see if the chris christie wing of the party, the party that will talk about how to govern and make a big state like new jersey work if that gets traction. one of the things i've been following the last few weeks is the backlash in some hard line republican house tea party districts against those tea party hard liners. for example, justin amosh from m
sold. the proceeds of the tax would pay for health, nutrition and activity programs for city youth supervisor weiner thinks the majority of voters would support the tax because it would benefit children. >>> the change in weather here in the bay area is bringing snow to the sierra. brian hickey is in kingsville where snow has been falling most of the morning. >> reporter: take a look behind me at individual -- king yale. we have 4 to 5 inches. folks come up to the chain patrol, many unprepared for the winter driving conditions. we have seen big rig drivers, having to turn around and head back down the mountain because they didn't come up with chains. and a lot of drivers doing the same. drivers can buy chains from the chain installers at a hefty brice. if you have plans to commissary between now and does -- come to the sierra between you and tuesday morning, bring those chains. 6 inches of snow here, light, fluffy powder, gives you an indication of how cold it is, even at kingdale where is conditions are fluffy and white. we first encountered this snow, even blow nyack, blue canyon
are -- >> you want them better or -- >> no. it's expensive. >>> we're going to talk about the sugary drink tax debate. also, in sports news, the boston red sox, can win the world series tonight at fenway if the cardinals win. game seven, that's going to be in boston. >> if they win in boston, it will be the first time since woodrow wilson. (vo) you are a business pro. maestro of project management. baron of the build-out. you need a permit... to be this awesome. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. (aaron) purrrfect. (vo) meee-ow, business pro. meee-ow. go national. go like a pro. >>> after singapore airline stops service between singapore and new york, which airline will have the longest flight with no stops? qantas airways with 8600 mile flight between sydney and dallas. >>> time now for the executive edge. this is our daily segment focused on giving business leaders a leg up. almost every major insurance has a review of the new apple ipad air today. and re
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next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected since white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director of covered california - peter lee. >> caller: it is good for us that we can be very clear. and we are able to do this right now. however, if you want to wait until 2014. there will not be a penalty. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the president. >> caller: >> we've had calls with the president.of millions of americans he cares that this is working. >> so far covered california is processing about 125,000 applications. peter lee does say, when covered california did e
and that they want a hearing. and castro valley, terisa estacio kron4 knows vernews. the bill would add a tax for every ounce of soda or another drink has more than 25 cals and is less than 50% juice. that is the price of an average can of soda for even flavored water would go off by 24¢. the soda industry is responding. the group californian for food and beverage choice is joined a statement saying californians have rejected beverage taxes like this one before calling proposals on necessary wasteful destruction from serious policy making and they went on to say education and physical activity are among the better health strategies. a 38 right now and we will be back with more in just a couple of minutes. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home. like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraordinary coffee. [ penélope cruz ] nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] available at these fine retailers and nes
to do to the economy? we were who the social securitys is tax increase came. can you imagine what it will do to america's economy when tens of millions of families are losing additional two, three, four hundred dollars per month and getting less for it? this should make americans very, very mad and especially because we got a president who lied to us. we've previously impeached presidents for lying to us. i think this president deserves it as well. >> lesley? >> i think perjury is different, lars. it's terrible that woman's husband died from such a terrible disease and it's terrible somebody is being bullied by their insurance company. i've seen from my family our deductible increased from $550 to $750. insurance companies have done this. they will do this. and it's the insurance companies that are causing people to lose that grandfather status by increasing co-pay, by changing and increasing deductibles. >> let me stop you there. that's not true. the reason they lose the grandfather status the hhs wrote regulars that basically say you lose grandfather status if you change the fir
when you file your taxes for next year, you don't need to fill out a waiver. a guidance just released just last night saying that you do not need to claim an extension. health and human services department saying the administration, quote, has determined that it would be unfair to require individuals in this situation to make penalty payments that would have been $95 per person to start in 2014. again, the new deadline is march 31. we'll give you an update in the next half-hour about the fbis for the website healthcare.gov and of course we'll be hearing more about the report that says that millions of americans may be getting their health care plans canceled because they don't allegedly meet the new requirements. live at the health and human services department, ko im, wusa9. >> thank you. >>> three d.c. men have been charged in the murder of a hotel employee in oxon hill, maryland. jesse chavez was shot and killed last week at a clarion hotel in oxon hill when he came to the aid of a coworker at the hotel's front desk. prince george's county police say deandre weems was the gunman. k
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's going to be able to get an i.d. that costs $22, by the way, otherwise known as a poll tax. how many 90-year-olds are going to have an assistant to be able to do that? by the way, we've also seen, a judge had to sign an affidavit to be able to vote. wendy davis, candidate for governor, had to sign an affidavit to be able to vote. greg abbott, the republican candidate for governor, had to sign an affidavit to vote, because his name on his i.d. is not the same as his name in the poll book. so we're seeing at the very least a lot of people get inconvenienced by this law. we know 600,000 to 800,000 registered voters don't have the i.d. there. can you imagine what it's going to be like in texas when wendy davis and greg abbott are running against each other for governor? >> and the greg abbott piece has the sense of poetic justice, like at least he's getting caught up in his own thing. but he has resources available to him that others don't. when you talk about abbott in texas, it's also a reminder that in virginia, the other seat that is open here, where there's a big fight. in fact, maybe
enrolled and avoid tax penalties. >>> britain and northern europe are recovering after overcoming a storm. wind gusts reached as high as 119 miles per hour. damage was widespread. hundreds of thousands of people lost power. and just trying to cross the street was a challenge for pedestrians. watch out. >>> we had a bit of wind this morning. the highs today they warmed into the mid-60s. numbers tomorrow are going to be very similar to these. not big changes. we're going to see lots of mid- and low 60s. that will probably match again tomorrow. 64, 65 degrees right in that range. so a very similar day tomorrow. we checked the radar real quick, you can see a few showers showing up. everything is moving up this way. all the activity in the foothills as that low tracks off is moving off to the east. the cool air is going to be in the area it already is. that's why the frost advisory is in effect or will go into effect tonight at 1:00 a.m. and for the north bay hills and that doesn't just mean frost in the hills. most likely you're going to see frost in the low laying valleys. i would not be sur
to introduce a ballot measure today that would tax soda and other sugary beverages. it would add two cents for every ounce, meaning a tax on a regular can of soda would be 24 cents. the measure needs two-thirds voter approval to pass. the forecast could see sprinkles. talk to mike about it. >>> sprinkles, maybe light shower earlier today. increasing sunshine this afternoon. temperatures well below average. low to mid-60s for the rest of us. warmer weather in your accuweather seven-day forecast through friday. hi, sue. >>> nasty commute all the way around the bay area. go back to the east bay where we had earlier accidents along the road there in san ramon, look at that red line of traffic. accident cleared but it's jammed there. and an accident in san francisco just now cleared. kristen. kristen. >>> sue, thanks a lot. [ male announcer ] it is more than just a new car... more than a new interior lighting system. ♪ it is more than a hot stone massage. and more than your favorite scent infused into the cabin. it is a completely new era of innovation. and the highest expression of mercedes-
would have been simple as heck. you just pay your taxes, government pays the bills, no website, no confusion. that's what we didn't get, and it's the spin machine that's made us think that this is some kind of -- >> and despite all the spin and despite the complication and the healthcare.gov glitches, when we look at the questions about an opinion of the affordable care act, we still see that in october of 2013, in september of 2013, in july of 2013, it's pretty consistently above a third of americans thinking it's a good idea, fewer than half of americans thinking it's a bad idea, and this is despite, as you point out, tara, the massive misinformation obfuscation campaign by republicans on this. i mean, they've been running against obama care for three election cycles. >> i have to jump on the electoral cal clus, which is what about the government shutdown? we have totally forgotten about the government shutdown and how the republican party blundered that. where people were out of work for week, billions of dollars were lost. so we're coming -- but the aca has obfuscated this,
. >> reporter: the cargo going through the port, brings in $300 million in taxes, $3 billion in wages and nearly 15,000 jobs. an asset worth protecting. mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> this is the sixth straight year the port has received the highest rating. >>> the brother of actress mia farrow will spend the next 10 years in prison, on charges he sexually abused two children inside his anne arundel county home. john villers pharaoh of edgewood was indicted after two men accused him of sexually abusing them several year ago. the men were 9 and 8 years old at the time. he enteredda know -- entered an offered plea, and was sentenced to years. but some were suspended. >>> will get a much-needed facelift. the plan revamps the city docks, but it does come with some opposition. >> reporter: it's a maryland gem for locals locals and tourists that will soon see some big changes. >> what the man does is it provides a 20-year road map for the future. >> they planned among other things, widened the promenade. and gives the option of building a flood wall. something mayor josh cohen says preserves the
. >> by having mixed use development there. these are all going to be opportunities for the city to generate tax revenue at some point down the road. >> reporter: a public meeting to review the projects environmental safeguards will be he'll november 14th. i'm pat warren reporting from the inner harbor, now back to you on tv hill. >>> and epa is ordering more air samples. >>> the lights are out on the washington monument in d. c. but it's good news the decorative lights which have been on nightly since july 8th are being turned off so that 500-tons of scaffolding can come down. workers have repaired most of the damage from the earthquake two years ago. it will take three months to bring the exterior scaffolding down. >> we need you to go to the top of the monument and start disassembling this and don't drop anything. incredible work. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. emotional protest why thousands in iran are so angry with the u.s. >>> between a rock and a hard place literally. how a new york college student wound up stuck between two walls. >>> i'm meteorologist chelsea ingram live at
to compete for the hispanic vote. it will give us a playing field where we can argue for lower taxes, less regulation, smaller government, strong military, et cetera. but if we don't pass it, we will not compete for the hispanic vote. >> if we don't pass it, we will not compete for the hispanic vote. do you think he's right? >> yeah, i think he's absolutely right, and i actually would make an argument for not only the hispanic vote but also for independent voters, right? so, immigration reform and the current moral crisis that exists in our community because, you know, 1,100 people are getting deported every day that president obama doesn't halt the deportations and every day the house republicans don't act on this bill. so, i think americans have tuned in to that. i think americans understand the crisis that our community is faced with every day, and they tie that to the inaction. i mean, but republicans have now this track where they have to first fail at something to then realize that it's political suicide for them to continue on that destructive path. >> that's a good point, and that
pushed ahead with his agenda anyway, passing a budget that cuts taxes for the rich and implements harsh restrictions to reproductive health. at the same time, he has defied his own republican tea party. there are two possibilities of what's going on and they're not mutually exclusive. one is that he's actually standing up against the right wing in ohio because he believes it's wrong and inexcusable to make 270,000 ohioans go without health care. he realizes his first two years in office were far to the right over the ohio electorate. and this is an attempt to move back in line with the public and set himself up for an eventual presidential run. senator, what is your read on the state of play of the politics of medicaid expansion in your state right now? >> complicated, chris, on the one hand, the government should have definitely used political courage, the fourth his gop members in the house and the senate to bring it to the floor for a vote. he refused to do that. they refused to do that. one in six ohioans live in poverty so we need real leadership here. the fact that this was pushed
whether or not to impose a 15% sales tax to raise an estimated $40 million for school construction. i guess they're lighting it up for the kids. >>> back east, new jersey residents are set to vote for an amendment to their state constitution to raise the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour. plus annual adjustments for inflation. the state legislature passed a bill with a rate increase this year but it cot a veto from governor chris christie who said it would, quote, jeopardize the economic recovery. and if you didn't think it was hairy enough out there, november is being coined mo-voember men grow a mustache as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. bars and restaurants offer it special deals to raise deals. go online to find out more and register. >>> and that's this week's fyi. >>> coming up, i'll preview the conversation with a national leader whose secret to secret is discipline, disruption and dark chocolate. >> so understand that this is the republican party, you know, i used to say, oh, the tea party hijacked the name republican. no. they n
false tax returns. now, in a concession to their two school-aged children, the judge allowed the jacksons to stagger their prison sentence. >>> the company that makes siracco's chili sauce is being sued. they are in irwindale. the city says the irwin dale claims there has been complaints from residents about the smell coming from the victory. >>> scott wiener plans to propose a new tax on shoe ari drinks. this would increase the price of sodas and sweet drinks by two cents. though a 12-ounce bottle will cost an additional 24 cents. san francisco supervisors are expected to approve the idea but voters would have to give their okay as well. >>> a cleaning crew on a plane in dubai found almost $2 million in gold in a bathroom on a jet at the dubai airport. police were called. they seized 70 pounds of gold. a british newspaper says custom officials think the person carrying the gold abandoned it because there were a lot of police around and they didn't want to be arrested. the paper also adds crews have found more than 660 pounds of precious metals on 1 hun pleans so far -- 100 p
the tax code, get back to doing things that the american people want us to do and then i think it takes a republican party willing to do this and the president has to lead on this because much of the onus is on the administration to do that. >> republicans have been infl t inflicting and reflecting ourselves into fits. the white house, i'm not sure they even recognize how in peril the rest of barack obama's presidency is at this point. the most devastating thing isn't that you lose credibility in your, among your press corps which seems to be happening with obama's pledge that turns out not to be true if you like your plan you can keep it. the most devastating thing to obama's white house isn't that the republicans are united against them. democrats were united against george w. bush for the entirety of his presidency. the most devastating thing for the obama white house is that they are losing credibility among democrats and they are doing that because they are incompetent. not because they are wrong. there are a lot of democrats willing to go along with that. willing to get behind hi
of that. >> it's very hard. if they cut it, a lot of people are going to suffer. >> i pay taxes and work so hard. and i believe that i should get some help. look what happened now. >> so you were down there with the chris hayes team. what's the disconnect here? the world's richest country yet we have this number of individuals, 48 million who need assistance. we've seen the number grow by 77% since 2007. what's the deal? >> i think what happened was when the 2008 financial collapse happened, there was this massive infusion of money into the food stamp program to deal with what they foresaw would be a huge increase in hunger as a result of the recession. what happened was they were able to stabilize the increase in hunger but it never went down to pre-recession levels. what's happening now is this money is getting phased out as a result of the stimulus expiring. >> where's the voice in congress? why don't they have a voice? >> there are a couple of people drawing attention to this. jim mcgovern has been a loud advocate on behalf of food stamp recipients. however, i think there's -- a lot
reagan cut the tax obligation, cut the regulation, we didn't have this enormous, huge burden. we were creating 300, 400, 500,000 jobs a month. that's real growth. that's real opportunity for people's lives. right now we have 47 million people on food stamps in this country. we are trying to at least go back to what bill clinton and newt gingrich did in having a work program. if you're able-bodied and you don't have children to have to take care of, you should be able to provide some form of work. we also have eligibility issues. people are able to go and subscribe to food stamps without hardly any requirements on eligibility. that's not right. >> well, perhaps, sir, but with regard to the work requirement, you got to be able to find a job. as you well know, it's pretty hard in many, many parts of this country. but nonetheless -- >> the opportunity need to be there. >> i do appreciate your time, as always. >> thank you. >>> it is a new book. did the president really want to dump vice president biden for hillary clinton? that's next. le a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying
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